, maybe I misunderstood something, but what bothers me most is that they were asking for money to fly the wife to the husband, with (mental/emotional support, and) documents that could be used as proof.
...And you warned everyone not to give money so that the husband, who wasn't going anywhere, couldn't escape
(Innuating, that if the proof the wife would've taken to the authorities, would have seemed to justify his release, IT MIGHT'VE BEEN FORGED and we all would thus be co-culprits in hiding this crime! ;P)
TL:DR; Seems that you used the excuse of not hindering justice to try and prevent justice. ;PEdit
: I understand your aim. We shouldn't blindly give money to every criminal
asks it, and so on. I agree! I just don't agree with your logic / reading comprehension in this case.